Chkdsk error

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  1. Trusteft

    Trusteft HH's Asteroids' Dominator

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    Windows 8.1
    New drive.
    First time I used it. I renamed the volume and decided to run a checkdisk as I always do.

    I got the following from it
     
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    possibly a bad drive... cable... false positive.
     
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    I'd check the cable and keep an eye on the drive to see if the errors persist. Might be leftovers from some kind of testing or god knows what.
     
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    Trusteft HH's Asteroids' Dominator

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    Thanks. I will do some more testing from next week.
     
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    Was it an OEM or Retail drive? And were there any indications that this drive was ever used before (double tape on the box seal, or ripped yellow seal on the OEM bag)?
     
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    Sounds like a bad refurb or a "store return"...
     
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    Sealed USB drive from amazon UK
     
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    Which brand?
     
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    Cool. That writes off a whole lot of possible culprits, which leads back to it either being a bad drive, or bad cable. Could even be a bad drive enclosure.
     
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    It's definitely not the cable as I didn't even use the one that came with the drive, but another one I use to connect same model hard drives. Yes I have several of this model.
     
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    So bad enclosure or bad drive then.
     
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    I vaguely remember seeing something like that on a new drive after the first chkdsk, and then never again. If it will put your mind at ease, return it, but it's quite possible that the problem won't repeat itself (I would keep an eye on it at least in the near term, though).
     

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